American Whiskey - Bourbon

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Pappy Van Winkle's 15yr Family Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2011
  • 2013

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2006

Proof66 Notes

Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery began in the "late 1800s" founded by Julian P. "Pappy" Van Winkle. Beginning as a salesman for WL Weller he purchased two distilleries with a friend (Alex Farnsley) and produced bourbon for both Weller and other brands.

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This bottle has 5 ratings and 5 reviews.
degbert degbert (206)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-06-13)
It's delicious bourbon. Don't get me wrong. But having dealt with the phone calls, and the demands, and the customers getting offended they can't order it by the case -- it's not all that, y'all. It is a very good to excellent product that has been elevated to liquor godhood by a powerful combination of word of mouth and hype, and there are other bourbons out there that deserve as much, if not more, critical response and kudos. I know I speak heresy here, and someone is going to burn a pot still on my lawn. But I stand by my opinion. It's just a very good bourbon, it is not the Elixir of the Bourbon Gods.
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TimeToGoHome TimeToGoHome (29)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-07-05)
Powerful and tasty.  One of the high proofs that taste great neat!
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ReligionSucketh ReligionSucketh (26)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-12-17)
This was definitely enjoyable and is a great bourbon, but personally, I prefer Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr over this. The oaky flavor overwhelmed everything for me, but I know a lot of people who like that in their bourbon, so it's not a bad thing, just not my preference.
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mixologist1 mixologist1 (7)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-06-14)
A fine old gentleman. If you are lucky enough to spot him, please take the time to enjoy his company.
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held5034 held5034 (8)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-05-09)
Very good bourbon if you can find it. Surprisingly smooth for such a high abv. It is a little out if my price range for my taste buds. You could probably find better values out there. I will probably not seek it again unless someone else is buying.
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